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L E Willson Elementary School

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Posted November 25, 2007

Willson Elementary is a very good school. We moved here from central Florida over the summer and I too was apprehensive at first,but there have been a great many positive changes and Dr. Berry really does care about the children and what is best for them educationally.A lot of people were very attached to the former principal,but things happen and we must all move forward.And there is an active PTO!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

A word of warning to parents thinking of relocating here-don't!!! This area and the schools here are archaic, antiquated and outdated. Children have no rights. They will not put soap in the bathrooms because someone might make a mess with it. They still use corporal punishment. Children are to be seen and not heard, and so are thier parents. God help you if you, as a parent, want to be involved in the system. Lunches consist of nothing that isn't breaded, isn't on a roll, or pizza. There are no school activities to speak of, and the PTO is all but non-existent. I have never seen schools like this in my life. The public here is apathetic and complacent, so don't expect to ever see any changes here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

L.E. Willson has undergone many negative changes in the past year. We've lost our dear principal and the school board continues to be rigid and unyeilding to the suggestions of the parents. The acting principal is even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I was very apprehensive about my child attending Sheffield City Schools. He started at Threadgill in 1st grade after attending a private school. I had it in my head that I would hate it. After a week or so I finally was opened minded about the school and loved it. He is now in 6th grade and he still loves it and I do too. He has wonderful friends and has had wonderful teachers every year. I wish everyone would give Sheffield a chance because you would love it the same as my child and myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

Yeah true the principal is nice and all and even the office folks. But for the past 2yrs. I have e-mailed 2 diffrent teachers and to this very day I have yet not received a e-mail back. I would like to know why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

I too was a little worried of sending my child to L.E. Wilson, but it was the best move i have ever made. The principal is the best! My daughter is very happy and so am I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

I am a parent of two children in the Sheffield School District. I was very apprehensive about my children attending these schools. I had heard some very bad things. But now after 5 years of my children attending these schools, I would choose no other. You will not find a better principal of staff as we have in Sheffield city school system.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty94%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty85%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female86%
Male65%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty72%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty81%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students83%
Female93%
Male76%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty81%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 58%
Black 39% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Carlos M. Nelson
Fax number
  • (256) 386-5708

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2200 31st St
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